Blood drive underway in Yukon at 10 W Main

Donors can show up until 6 p.m. Friday

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DeLaura Loyd, Oklahoma Blood Institute worker, checks the temperature of Tony Stacho, Yukon resident, before Stacho gave blood Friday at 10 W Main. Stacho's son Landon, 8, stood by. (Photo by Robert Medley)

The blood drive at 10 W. Main started at noon on Friday in the parking lot, and people drove up and walked up to register and give blood.

In the first hour, about a dozen people gave blood. The blood drive will continue until 6 p.m.

DeLaura Loyd, Oklahoma Blood Institute worker, helped check in people at a table under a tent awning before they went into the mobile lab to give blood.

DeLaura Loyd, Oklahoma Blood Institute worker checked in people at the Yukon blood drive. (Photo by Robert Medley)

Tony Stacho of Yukon, was one of the donors. His son Landon, 8, was with him and patiently waited on a sunny day with pleasant temperatures outdoors. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic had closed many businesses in Yukon. Precautions were taken at the blood drive. Loyd took the temperature of donors. Many wore masks and used hand sanitizers or wipes.

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